Competitions and Fairs
FIRST LEGO League
Robotics competition which involves LEGOs, with different levels from preK-grade8.
FIRST Tech Challenge
Robotics competition focusing on building, coding, etc. Can be done as a class. Grades 7 – 12.
FIRST Robotics Competition
Robotics competition with a more sport-like atmosphere. High school. Typically, tech-based companies will partner with high school students to design & build the robots which must perform certain tasks in an arena-like setting.
Chowdhury STEM Innovation Contest
Students in grades 4 – 8 choose a real-world issue, do research, & design a solution.
Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge
Students grades 5 – 8 create a short video of a solution to an everyday problem.
Future Problem Solving Program International
For grades 4 – 12, includes both curriculum & competitive components.
Grades 6 – 9, using STEM to tackle problems in their community. The competition is virtual.
Society for Science
Collection of affiliated science fairs, middle school & high school.
Zero Robotics Tournaments
Open to middle & high school students, usually runs as summer programs. Usually involves coding for satellites, etc.
Teams of high school students engineer a product to solve a real-world problem. Each team gets a grant.
Regeneron Science Talent Search
Science & mathematics competition for high school seniors.
Modeling the Future Challenge
Juniors & seniors in high school conduct their own research, using & modeling with real data, etc.
MathWorks Math Modeling Challenge (M3 Challenge)
High school juniors & seniors use math modeling to tackle real world challenges.
Students ages 16+ create solutions using Microsoft Azure.